Tractor tires - CNC Router and Laser

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Tractor tires - CNC Router and Laser

Postby lockeyone » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:54 am

Not that detailed but a fun project. Posted on Sawmill Creek too.
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Ok, modeled wheel in Aspire. Don't do much in 3D modeling so I have to relearn stuff. But I liked my model. Machined on cnc router, 1/8" bit. Then made the tread in Corel. Bolted both wheels together with a 3/4" nut in the middle for weight and lasered on rotary. The wood is just scrap pine. I modeled wheels 1" thick but next one will be 3/4" thick, I think it will look better. Both wheels have different laser settings, darker one slow speed high power. I think I will make the lugs thicker, I like the number of lugs. Also next one I will widen image in Coral as to have it laser past the edge, I like how it helped round over edges. The tractor is sitting on the 1" thick plastic I may use when things are tweaked, but may also just use wood. Been fun so far.
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Routered 1/8" bit, aboutr 15 minutes per side
wheel5.jpg
Trial runs in the laser
wheel6.jpg
wheel7.jpg
Tires too fat, both wheel lasered different setting
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Re: Tractor tires - CNC Router and Laser

Postby lockeyone » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:57 am

Made my second run at this using Maple. This time I cut two stand off blocks to over laser side of wheels. Bolted them together tightly so the laser couldn't shoot down the side too far. Worked pretty good I thought. Only issue I had was a little slippage on the rotary. I widened the lugs and such and looks much better. 3/4" wide. I will paint these to see what they look like. I am probably putting too much effort into this but it is a nice challenge and the owner of the tractor probably doesn't really care that I do this much detail. Yes I know the wheels are going in different directions, I'll correct that after painting.
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Painted gloss black. I wanted to use satin black but nozzle was clogged and I didn't feel like cleaning it. I'll show owner and see what he says.Painted gloss black. I wanted to use satin black but nozzle was clogged and I didn't feel like cleaning it. I'll show owner and see what he says.
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wheel13.jpg
wheel14.jpg
wheel15.jpg
wheel16.jpg
wheel17.jpg
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Re: Tractor tires - CNC Router and Laser

Postby flatheadyoungin » Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:11 pm

That's very cool.....it amazes me the broad range of applications folks use their cnc for....
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Re: Tractor tires - CNC Router and Laser

Postby dldecker » Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:45 am

what next a monster truck with Big tires :mrgreen:

you did a fine job, thanks for sharing it with us.
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